Runners, walkers, fair goers….. join us for the Run to Cheney at the Sedgwick County Fair! Come be a part of an annual tradition at the Fair by participating in the 5k or 1 mile run on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
Registration is $15 per person and includes a race shirt, snacks at the finish line and awards. Priority registration is due July 3 to guarantee a shirt, but sign ups will be taken up to race time on the 13th. You can register in person at Hometown Farm Supply and Cleo’s Flower Shop in Cheney or with the link below.
All proceeds of the race will benefit the Cheney Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.
Come for the race and stay for the fair!
Events begin at 8:00am on Saturday and most food booths and exhibits open at 10:00am. Find out more at www.ourcountyfair.com.
The original Run to Cheney was held May 26,1984, as part of the City of Cheney’s centennial celebration. It was literally a run to Cheney, starting north of town on Lutheran Hill on Old Highway 54 (now W 15th St S) and finishing by the Citizens State Bank. With increased participation, it wasn’t feasible to keep the same route, so the race was moved to town and rescheduled to July to correspond with the Sedgwick County Fair, but the original name remained. The race continued through 1993, 10 years in all, and drew quality competition. After a brief hiatus, the race returned in 2009 in time for Cheney’s 125th birthday.
Men – Javier Ceja – Wichita,KS – 15:17.9 – 2013
Women – Sharon Zeller – Kechi,KS – 18:15.7 – 2013
Javier Ceja – Wichita,KS – 4:41.7 – 2013
Sharon Zeller – Kechi,KS – 5:40 – 2013
Kim Lemon – Wichita,KS – 5:40 – 2014
David Williams – Haysville,KS – 18:01.4
Sarah Ball – Paola,KS – 24:09.2
Dylan Helten – Cheney,KS – 5:14.6
Parker Schroeder – Sedgwick,KS – 6:55.2
Medals will be awarded to the top three overall runners (male and female) in each race and to the top three runners in each age group for each gender (excluding overall placers).
5K — 17 & under, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
1 Mile — 12 & under, 13-19, 20+
If you have any questions, e-mail us at: Todd Hagueemail@example.com or Rod Scheerfirstname.lastname@example.org